Firmenich has announced that it has made a major investment in US-based mint oil producer, Essex Laboratories. The partnership will allow the two firms to create tailored flavors and fragrances from mint essential oils, applying Firmenich’s flavors and fragrances expertise to Essex Laboratories’ innovative natural breeding program.
“I am very excited about taking our excellence in mint to the next level with Essex Laboratories,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich. “Together we will offer our customers the world’s finest mint from field to shelf, as well as, the ability to create tailored, game-changing solutions with the most traceable and sustainable value chain.”
Mark Morlan, Founding Member and CEO of Essex Laboratories, added, “By joining the Firmenich Group, with its cutting edge commitment to research and naturals, we will take our innovation to the next level. Our goal is to offer our customers the most outstanding and differentiated products made from the finest quality mint oils with the best flavor profiles.”